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Failure of endovascular aortoaortic tube grafts: a plea for preferential use of bifurcated grafts.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Vascular Surgery
0741-5214
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
5
Pages
868–873
Identifiers
PMID: 12021700
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Endovascular aortoaortic tube grafts are vulnerable to failure even when initial exclusion of the aneurysm is successful. A significant association is seen between distal neck length and eventual failure. Because of the propensity toward eventual failure, the use of aortoaortic tube grafts in the infrarenal aorta cannot be recommended for typical fusiform aneurysms, even when an adequate distal neck appears to be present.

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